Intel Arc A770 convinces in Quad HD, but only with modern games

Intel Arc A770 convinces in Quad HD, but only with modern games

Intel Arc A770 convinces in Quad HD

After hosting Intel engineer Tom Petersen and Ryan Shrout for a preview of the Arc A770 Limited Edition, the Youtube channel Linus Tech Tips has released a new video where the standard Arc A770 is previewed; thanks to this video it is possible to have a first idea of ​​the performances that it is able to express in games at Quad HD resolution, as well as the overclocking capabilities. As already reported several times in the past, Intel's Arc 7 range is based on the ACM-G10 graphics processor: the most powerful version equipped with 32 Xe cores and dedicated ray tracing units for a total of 4096 ALUs.

As for the operating frequencies, the A770 should be able to reach 2.5 GHz in boost, thus expressing a computational power of 20 TFLOP in FP32. Being the flagship model, the card has 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM on a 256-bit bus, while as regards the power supply there is a connector consisting of 8 + 6 pins, capable of providing up to 300W of power. even if the actual TBP should be around 250W. During testing, the GPU was also able to run below 190W.

Source: Linus Tech Tips
On Cyberpunk 2077 and F1 2022 the Arc A770 was able to deliver acceptable performance at 1440p, further improved in overclocking mode (although no FPS information was shown in this case). Right on Cyberpunk 2077, by setting a profile that increased GPU performance by 20%, the card hit 2.5 GHz and a maximum temperature of 76 ° C. When the profile was pushed up to 30% more performance the game crashed, which is definitely due to a hardware limitation of the card.

Arc A770 is expected to have a lower selling price to $ 400, while the launch in world markets should finally take place by the end of the summer. Intel still has a lot of work to do to improve the performance of DX11 titles, but it has a good starting point with which to undermine the current generation of competing graphics cards, as well as attract new users desperate for a GPU, in the hope that prices remain low.